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Can you help me decide what engineering field I should go into?

  1. May 18, 2012 #1
    I have done a apprentership in vehicle maintenance & repairs which took up 2 years and now have almost completed a 2 year course in mechatronics engineering, I am having a hard time deciding on what to do next, my initial decision was when I started the course to some day be a automotive/transport engineer and there is a university near me which offers a Mechanical & Low Carbon Transport Degree but everywhere I look people say the automotive/transport industry is going down hill and it is pointless doing a degree in it because you wont find a job.
    I enjoy working on vehicles and would love to engineer them but I dont want to do something and not be able to get a job, I did very well in college top marks in everything so far including my apprentership, what do you suggest I do next please?

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  3. May 18, 2012 #2
    People need transportation, and will for the foreseeable future. Don't pigeon hole yourself by, say, getting a degree in IC engines. But, a mechanical degree specializing in transportation systems is a useful career move.

    We don't know what the future holds either. Best to do what you like.
  4. May 20, 2012 #3


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    There seems to be a lot more categories than ever existed in the past. It used to be Civil, Chemical, Nuclear, Electrical, Mechanical, Aeronautical, and other simple things. These multiplexed disciplines confuse me.
    My recommendation has always been Mechanical, because it seems to be more versatile than most others. This is an outsider's opinion, though, because I have no formal education.
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